Selfie Sticks continue to be banned at major tourist destinations

July 31, 2017 | by: aaronarmstrong

I honestly thought Selfie Sticks were ridiculous for the longest time — my first interaction with a selfie stick involved my extended family eating at a restaurant in Alma, with my dad hovering his Selfie Stick over a senior couple’s meals who were eating beside us. They had no idea there was a camera between their faces until they looked up, completely horrified… I had that memory nearly blocked from my head, until now.

^The exact motion I did that day.

Needless to say, I caved when i found one on clearance from $24.99 to $3.99 at the start of the year at Shoppers (I never miss out on a good deal, regardless if it’s something I’ll never use) — And I’ve never used it once yet. Regardless, I now feel trendy AF.


I’ve even lent it out to friends — It’s made it to Vegas. VEGAS.

Today, though, it seems Selfie Sticks are on the decline — that many popular tourist destinations are banning the use of Selfie Sticks in resorts, clubs, even some of the biggest giants like Disney Land and Rome’s national selfie hotspot, the Colosseum, are urging tourists to leave their Selfie Sticks at home!

If you’re looking to travel to any of these areas, you may want to start learning to use those natural selfie sticks we call ARMS!
The National Gallery, London
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
– Pointe-à-Callière Archaeology Museum
The Colosseum in Rome
The Palace of Versailles, Paris
19 Smithsonian museums and galleries
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Guggenheim Museum, New York
The Frick Museum, New York
The Brooklyn Museum
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Detroit Institute of the Arts
The Albertina museum in Vienna, Austria
Brazilian soccer stadiums
Soccer stadiums for Arsenal and Tottenham in England
The Seattle Art Museum
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Wembley Stadium, London
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
The Frick Pittsburgh
Music venues O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Arena, England
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas
The Dallas Museum of Art
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
The MTS Centre, a sports arena in Winnipeg
– The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra
The National Portrait Gallery, Australia
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The Sugarmill nightclub, England
The 2015 Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida
The Soundwave Music Festival, Australia
The Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
– Etihad Stadium in Melbourne
– Domain Stadium in Western Australia
– Perth Arena 
– Suncorp stadium in Brisbane
– The Hermitage in Amsterdam
The Kentucky Derby
Disney World
Lake Winnepesaukah
Six Flags




*List & photo creds to Mashable

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